Each year, FGC’s Ministry on Racism Program sponsors opportunities in the Spring and Fall for Friends of Color and their families to come together to build multigenerational community through:

  • Mutual support and sharing
  • Worship
  • Exploring our Faith
  • Sharing what brought us to Friends
  • Identifying ways to support each other

Previous retreats have been held in upstate New York, the Philadelphia area, Washington DC, Chicago, and California. Since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry on Racism has held virtual retreats for Friends of Color over Zoom — one in April 2020, two in October and November of 2020, and one in March 2021. All retreats hosted by the Ministry on Racism will be held virtually through the end of 2021.  


All FGC Virtual Friend of Color Retreats are now pay as led, which means free to Friends of Color if they are unable to pay. We would appreciate any donations to FGC for these retreats. Donations help the organization pay for the staff time that goes into putting them together. You can donate here and specify that your donation should go to the Ministry on Racism. Thank you.

For financial assistance to attend a hybrid or in-person FGC Friend of Color retreat, FGC offers funding for Friends of Color through the Bayard Rustin Fund (for travel) and Mahala Ashley Dickerson fund (for related costs like registration, lodging, meals). If you would like to request funding from either fund please fill out the form for each through clicking on their links. 

Interracial Couples Virtual Retreat 

“Celebrating who we are and awakening to the possibility of who we can become”

March 24-26

This retreat is intended for interracial couples to build community and connect. Friends of color who are a part of an interracial relationship are welcome to attend with or without their partners. Friends of color who have previous experience in an interracial relationship are also welcome to attend. 

Adult Fall Hybrid Retreat for Friends of Color

Sankofa: Reaching Back to Reclaim and Revive what was Stolen

 Friday, November 4th – Sunday, November 6th, 2022

Deadline for in-person registration is October 21st, deadline for virtual registration is October 28th

In person details: The retreat will be held at Penn Center on St. Helena Island, South Carolina. Lodging and meals are included in the in-person registration fee. Penn Center has one handicap room that will be first come first serve based one registration time. To learn more about the Gullah GeeChee people that are from the region please click here for a video or click here to read more.

Our November retreat will have sessions Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. We’re excited to see you whether that be in-person or online!

Rough Schedule (all times are in EDT):

Friday, November 4th : 

8:00 – 9:30 PM 

Saturday, November 5th : 

2:00 – 3:30 PM

4:30 – 6:00 PM

8:00 – 9:30 PM 

9:30 – 11 PM (optional)

Sunday, November 6th : 

2:00 – 3:30 PM 

4:30 – 6:00 PM 

Spring Hybrid Retreat for Friends of Color

“Rest as a Revolutionary Act”

Friday, May 13th – Sunday, May 15th, 2022  

This retreat will be hybrid for Friends who cannot make it to the retreat in person, we plan to hold our in person portion of the Spring Retreat for Friends of Color at Menucha Retreat Center outside of Portland, Oregon.

We are urging Friends of Color to register early. We have officially decided that we will be holding this retreat hybrid with both in-person and online offerings! Deadline for in-person registration is April 18th, deadline for virtual registration is May 9th.

If you are considering attending in person please look over FGC’s COVID Policy as we will be following it throughout the retreat.

If you have any further questions please feel free to reach out to Linnea via ministryonracismassistant@fgcquaker.org 

Schedule (all times are PDT):

Friday, May 13th:


Saturday, May 14th:





Sunday, May 15th:



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